John Sununu held a conference call – an attempt to deflect attention from Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital / perjury / tax return problems – attacking the president with a laundry list of rambling imbecility.
In the span of one morning, top Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu referred to President Obama as dumb and stupid, called the Chicago political culture from which he came “corrupt,” brought up Obama’s admitted use of marijuana as a kid in Hawaii, resurfaced the name of Tony Rezko — the jailed financier with ties to Obama — and then questioned the president’s Americanness.
Some select quotes from the blithering idiot and former Governer, given after the call as he tried to clarify his remarks:
Ignoring the non-partisan reports that the crashed economy would have lost more jobs but for the policies of president Obama, and that there is absolutely no evidence that tax cuts for the wealthy – the entire Republican economic theory – creates jobs (and 30 years of Reaganomics to demonstrate that they don’t).
“This guy doesn’t understand how to create jobs. So there is no surprise — there should be because of that statement no surprise on why he failed so miserably over the last four years, in terms of job creation.”
Presuming that all tax cheats are caught, and that offshore accounts DESIGNED to avoid taxes (while perhaps technically legal) are not the sort of thing that is relevant to whether or not one is fit to be president.
“It just shows how stupid the Obama campaign is to think that someone who has been a public businessman all his life and governor of Massachusetts — if he didn’t pay his returns, you don’t think the IRS would be knocking at his door?”
Presuming that because Romney has not been convicted of tax evasion, he must never have engaged in tax evasion. And no one needs to see his tax returns, goddamnit!
“If that were true the IRS would have knocked at his door and we would all know about it.” So by definition in running that ad, the Obama campaign has once again demonstrated that they are clearly and unequivocably a bunch of liars.”
Back to the HuffPo article:
When asked why he referenced Obama’s past pot use or time in Indonesia, he dodged the question and responded that “the president has to stop denigrating American values” and “he’s sending the wrong message to the American people that if you’re rich, you’re somehow evil.”
If you get rich inventing a cure for cancer, that’s one thing. If you get rich by selling crack to children, that’s another. Build a better mousetrap, I don’t begrudge you a dime. Write a stupid series of books about a boy wizard, you can have your Scrooge McDuck swimming pool full of cash. But if you get rich by loading companies up with debt while paying yourself huge dividends,shipping jobs overseas, driving the company into bankruptcy and pushing the health care and pension obligations onto the public purse, you aren’t “somehow evil”, you’re part of the problem. The Republicans need to put down this fucking childish conviction that simply being rich is proof of one’s virtue.